Our Homemade Baby Shower Cake
Here's pictures of homemade baby shower cakes. You don't have to buy a store bought one. We wanted to stay away from chocolate cake, and bought a white cake mix, and made a pink marble cake.
When we got to the babyshower, a guest asked if it had strawberry in it. He said he was allergic to strawberries. A lot of people are allergic to chocolate too, so a white cake is the best way to go.
Do you have a Baby Shower Theme?
Do you have a babyshowertheme? My daughter's theme was "Winnie the Pooh." So I began searching for small figurines of Winnie the Pooh and his friends. I went to a Job Lot Store and found just what I needed, a bobble head Winnie the Pooh for $1.99. So I was real happy, and had a basis for decorating the babyshowercake.
Twas The Night before the Baby Shower
Bake the Cake
We made the cake from some white cake mixes. You can see we made our own cake board out of a foam posterboard cut in half and covered it with foil and taped the edges underneath.
I beat the cake mixes one box at a time, and the second one I tinted pink, and stirred it in the first cake batter that was already poured in the pans. But I actually could have just put a few squirts of red food coloring in the batter in the pan and swirled it with a fork. Duh
Tip: Did you know you could put a couple tablespoons of oil in your cake pans and you won't have to grease and flour them?
After the cake cooled, we sliced off a center edge on each cake so that there would'nt be a droop in the middle, but we wound up with a little one anyway.
We carefully flipped the cakes onto the foil covered cake board. I covered the cake with foil for the night. I was going to use the sliced off edges to make trees and bushes for Winnie the Pooh, but my son ate the trimmings.
Icing the Cake
The morning of the babyshower, I got up early and made the icing. I spread the white icing all over the cake starting with the sides first.
Tip: Put strips of paper or foil along the bottom edge that you can pull them away from the cake after you ice it. That fixes a sloppy icing appearance along the bottom edge where it meets the foil.
I colored the rest of the frosting pink, filled up my new Dollar Store decorating tips, and started doing the bottom edge in a ribbon tip, I liked the results so well, I did the top edge too. I saved some of the pink hearts from the baby bottle candy game and placed them on the sides. Then changed to star tips, and made some kind of star design to look like a flowers.
My decorating tips did not have the right size tip for writing, so I had to use a larger one. I guess I could have used a small one and wrote, "Welcome and baby's name," but I didn't think about it. The small size tip was for shoestrings or something. See the Bootie Cake decorating idea.
I used a Vanilla Buttercream Icing recipe, but I didn't use shortening in it, I used butter.